Fellowship With the Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn

Notes from Benny Hinn Broadcast, March 2017

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the presence and fellowship (the communion and sharing together, and participation) in the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen (so be it). AMP

The word “fellowship” or Greek koinonia means:

  1. Presence
  2. Fellowship
  3. Sharing Together
  4. Participation
  5. Intimacy
  6. Friendship
  7. Communion

The Holy Spirit desires daily communion with us. Our Christian life has no power apart from the Holy Spirit.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

John 14:16 says, “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever.”

We are not left as orphans because we have the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is the most sensitive member of the Godhead.

He is easily grieved. Ephesians 4:30 “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” NKJV

He is the Helper of our infirmities. John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever.” AMP

He is the Spirit of Truth. John 16:13-15 says:

13 But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].

14 He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.

15 Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. AMP

1 Corinthians 2:9 was a quote from the prophet Isaiah:

9 But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].

In Verse 10, we can know what God has prepared for us by His Spirit unveiling it to us.

Verse 10 Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny].

Who knows you better than your own heart? Who knows the Spirit better than He Himself?

1 Corinthians 2:11 says, “For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” AMP

The Holy Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know what to pray. Romans 8:26-27 says:

26 So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.

27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will. AMP

Zechariah 4:6-7 tells us:

This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:

6 “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts.

7 “Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!” NKJV

Matthew 21:21-22 says:

21 And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, “Be taken up and cast into the sea”, it will be done.

22 And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive. AMP

Jesus is the revelation of all the Father is. He is the express image of the Father (John 14:9; Hebrews 1:3).

John 14:18 says, “I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.” AMP

The Holy Spirit will take all hardness of heart out. Ezekiel 11:19 tells us:

“And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh.”

The Holy Spirit is your Helper. Don’t ignore Him. Stop pushing Him aside. With the Holy Spirit there is life, liberty and beauty.

Be introduced to the Person of the Holy Spirit today.

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Jesus Revealed in Every Chapter of John by Benny Hinn

Revelation of Jesus

Notes from Benny Hinn Broadcast

March 2017

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. NKJV

Jesus is revealed in every chapter of the Gospel of John.

Chapter 1

He is the life-giving Word and the Light-giving Word of God.

He is the illuminating Word.

He is the Eternal Word.

He is the Saving Word.

He is the Personal Word.

He is the Creative Word.

He is the Gracious Word.

Chapter 2

He is revealed as the Son of Man.

Chapter 3

He is revealed as the Divine Teacher.

Chapter 4

He is revealed as the Soul Winner in the account of the woman at the well.

Chapter 5

He is revealed as the Great Physician. He asks us the question today, “Will you be made well?”

Chapter 6

He is revealed as the Bread of Life.

Chapter 7

He is revealed as the Water of Life.

Chapter 8

He is revealed as the Defender of those who are weak.

Chapter 9

He is revealed as the Light of the World.

Chapter 10

He is revealed as the Good Shepherd.

Chapter 11

He is revealed as the Resurrection and the Life.

Chapter 12

He is revealed as the King.

Chapter 13

He is revealed as the Servant.

Chapter 14

He is revealed as the Great Comforter.

Chapter 15

He is revealed as the True Vine.

Chapter 16

He is revealed as the Baptizer in the Holy Ghost.

Chapter 17

He is revealed as the Great Prayer Warrior (Intercessor).

Chapter 18

He is revealed as the Suffering Messiah.

Chapter 19

He is revealed as the Uplifted Savior.

Chapter 20

He is revealed as the Great Conqueror Over Death.

Chapter 21

He is revealed as the Restorer of Human Lives. He restored Peter.

Faith – Notes From Benny Hinn Teaching

Faith

(Notes From Teaching by Pastor Benny Hinn on TBN’s “Behind the Scenes” Program – July 9, 2003)

Seven Revelations of Faith

  1. Substance (spiritual substance, a “knowing”)
  2. Evidence (the manifestation of your faith)
  3. Obtain (receive and walk in what you are believing for)
  4. Faith produces understanding (revelation)
  5. If you have faith you will give to God
  6. Faith translates us from one place to another (produces change)
  7. Impossible to please God without faith

Ten Types of Faith

  1. Common faith – Titus
  2. Weak faith (limits God’s benefits) – Romans 4:19
  3. Strong faith (refuses to be defeated, does not take “no” for an answer) – Romans 4:20
  4. Little faith (wavering faith, too many “ifs” in prayer, doubt and unbelief) – Matthew 6:30, 8:26
  5. Great faith (moves God to answer prayer) – Matthew 8:10, 15:28
  6. Unfeigned faith (no hyprocisy, being real and transparent) – 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:5
  7. Temporary faith (one who believes for a while and then begins to doubt; go in and out of faith; faith is inconsistent) – Luke 8:13
  8. Mental faith (does not act on the Word; has faith in their mind but lacks taking appropriate action; passive; faith but no works) – James 2:14-26
  9. Active faith (develops into a mighty living force; a faith that grows slowly and steadily) – James 2:14-26; Hebrews 10:19-38
  10. Divine faith (God’s faith that He imparts into you; walking in this kind of faith is to walk in the fullness of Christ) – Hebrews 11:3; Galations 2:20; 1 Corinthians 13:14

Twenty Things Faith Will Do

  1. Grow – 2 Thessalonians 1:3
  2. Lead to utterance – 2 Corinthians 4:13
  3. Works through love – Galations 5:6
  4. Clothes the naked – Matthew 6:30
  5. Heals the sick – Matthew 8:1-17
  6. Dispels fear – Matthew 8:26
  7. Makes you whole – Mark 10:52
  8. Saves from sin – Luke 7:36-50; Ephesians 2:8-9
  9. Fills believers – Acts 6:5-8
  10. Purifies the heart – Acts 15:9
  11. Sanctifies – Acts 26:18
  12. Imparts revelation – Romans 1:17
  13. Justifies – Galations 3:24
  14. Gives access into God’s grace apart from the law – Romans 5:2
  15. Produces righteousness – Romans 9:30,32; Philippians 3:9
  16. Gives security – Romans 11:20
  17. Imparts the Holy Spirit – Galations 3:14
  18. Makes us conscious of Christ and aware of His Presence – Ephesians 3:17
  19. Quenches fiery darts of Satan – Ephesians 6:16
  20. Produces the inheritance – Hebrews 6:12

Faith is …

  1. Seen – Matthew 9:2
  2. Can be turned away – Acts 13:8
  3. Continued in – Acts 14:22
  4. Perfected – 1 Thessalonians 3:10
  5. Destroyed – Galations 1:23
  6. Made of no effect – Mark 3:3
  7. Anointing gives faith, but it’s up to us to develop it. God imparts faith, but you exercise it.

Power of the Tongue

Power of the Tongue

The Lord bless you today.

There is tremendous power in the words we speak. Words can promote life or death (Proverbs 18:21).

Our words set the course of direction for our life (James 3:5)—we shall have whatever we say (Mark 11:23).

If a person, for instance, keeps on saying, “I’m never going to get healed” or “I’ll never be free of this addiction” … or “I’ll always be poor and in debt”, then life may turn out exactly according to what they say.

If on the other hand, a person consistently says in faith, “Jesus is my Provider and I shall be prosperous”, then the Holy Spirit will begin to download ideas of how to generate income and give you the power to excel and increase.

If a person continually says, “Jesus is my Healer and by His stripes I am (and was) healed, I’m coming into complete health, I’ll never be sick another day in my life, God is giving me strength and energy” (plus they are obedient to follow God’s laws of health and nutrition, plus spiritual laws such as forgiveness and walking in love)—then after a period of time healing and wellness will begin to manifest.

God wants us to live in Divine health here on this earth. That doesn’t mean that one day we won’t die, because eventually the body will pass away. Some sicknesses are unto death, and to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). However, Jesus paid the price on Calvary for all sicknesses and diseases. Our life can be lengthened and we can live in wellness by following God’s principles and speaking according to God’s Word.

The father of the founding pastor of my former church is an example of a person who had a touch of Divine health on his life. He lived to be 105, and was strong, active, in excellent health, and alert until the end. The day he went to Heaven to be with Jesus, his blood pressure was normal that morning. He went to church that day, came home and rested in his recliner. And then peacefully went home to be with the Lord. Sickness didn’t take him out.

God also wants us to live on this earth healed in our emotions and mind. He wants us to live in joy, peace and fulfillment.

All of us have blown it in speaking wrong things, especially in a moment of weakness, anger or frustration. James 3:2 says that only a perfect man or woman is never at fault in what they say.

I know personally what it is like to be battered with verbal abuse for many years almost on a daily basis. It destroys your self-esteem and does tremendous damage emotionally and psychologically. Once words are said, it cannot be recalled.

James 3:7-8 says that wild animals can be tamed, but the tongue no man can tame. It is a restless evil, always ready to pour out deadly poison.

Jesus said that all of us would be held accountable for every idle word spoken. Words spoken will bring justification or condemnation (Matthew 12:36-37).

The Holy Spirit is grieved when we speak unkind or negative words, and words of unbelief (Ephesians 4:28-32). The Holy Spirit is also grieved when we say anything contrary to His will for our lives or that of another person.

Just last week I was talking to my mother about something, and without thinking, I said a doubtful statement that contradicted what the Holy Ghost wants to do in a certain situation. Immediately I felt a sick feeling in my gut, and I knew I had grieved the Lord. I didn’t think what I said was any big deal, but my statement contained doubt and unbelief. God was offended that I would say something that was in disagreement of what He said, instead of completely trusting Him to perform what He is planning on doing.

The Psalmist David asked the Lord in Psalm 15:1-3, “Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill?” The Lord gave him the answer, and two of the things God mentions in this psalm concerns words spoken:

  1. “speaketh the truth in his heart”
  2. “he that backbiteth not with his tongue”

When we have a habit pattern of not watching our tongue, our words become a snare to our own souls. We still might be saved, but there is leanness in our souls. And we do not come into the full inheritance of all the blessings and promises of God that He would like to give us.

The great news is that the Holy Spirit empowers us to speak good things. As we continually stay filled up with the Holy Spirit, God helps us to learn to walk in the Spirit versus walking in the flesh. The byproduct of walking in the Spirit is the fruit of the Spirit being developed in our lives (Galations 5:22-23). To speak life-giving words requires death to carnality and death to the flesh.

The love of God inside of us is the most powerful key to helping us control our tongue and to speak encouragement to others. The love of God is imparted to us by the Holy Ghost. Romans 5:5 says, “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

Continually meditating upon the Word of God helps us in the battle with the tongue. God’s Word gets into us, even into our subconscious and every fiber of our being. And then it flows out of our lips.

The Bible tells us the kind of words NOT to speak (that bring death), and also the kinds of words TO speak (that bring life).

KINDS OF WORDS GOD DOES NOT WANT US SPEAKING

 

  • Taking God’s Holy Name in vain (Ex 20:7; Deut 5:11; Lev 19:12; Ezek 39:7)
  • Swearing; Foul language (James 5:12; Eph 4:29)
  • Deadly Poison, Viper’s venom (James 3:8; Ps 58:3-4; Ps 140:3; Rom 3:13)
  • Iniquity, Injustice (Job 6:30; Ps 36:3; Ps 64:6)
  • Crafty tongue (Job 15:5; Ps 83:3)
  • Deceitful tongue (Job 27:4; Ps 34:13; Ps 120:2; 1 Pet 3:10)
  • Smooth as butter, but evil motives (Ps 55:21)
  • Enticing words (1 Cor 2:4; Col 2:4)
  • Flattery and Boastful words (Ps 5:9; Ps 12:3; Prov 6:24; Prov 26:28; 1 Thess 2:5; Jude :16)
  • Cursing and Oppression (Ps 10:7; Ps 59:12; Rom 3:14; James 3:10; Balaam cursing Israel Num 23:8; Gen 12:3)
  • Backbiting (Ps 15:3; Prov 25:23)
  • Evil speaking (Ps 34:13; Ps 50:19; Eph 4:31; 1 Pet 3:10)
  • Slander (Ps 50:20; Prov 10:18; Eph 4:31; James 4:11)
  • Gossip (Prov 11:13; Prov 16:28; Prov 18:8; Prov 20:19; Prov 26:20; Prov 26:22; 2 Cor 12:20)
  • Destruction and Mischief (Ps 52:2; Prov 13:3; Prov 18:7)
  • Lying tongue (Ps 52:3; Ps 109:2; Ps 120:2; Prov 6:17; Prov 26:28)
  • Devour people with words (Ps 52:4; Gal 5:15)
  • Tongue like a sharp sword, like piercing arrows (Ps 57:4; Ps 64:3; Prov 12:18; Jer 9:8)
  • Bitter words (Ps 64:3; Job 7:11; Rom 3:14)
  • Hateful words (Ps 109:3)
  • False tongue, Feigned words (Ps 120:3; 2 Pet 2:3)
  • Froward tongue (Prov 10:31)
  • Unclean lips (Isa 6:1-7)
  • Perverse, Vicious, Malicious, Wicked (Prov 15:4; Prov 17:4; Prov 17:20, 3 John :10)
  • Death words (Prov 18:21; Ps 5:9)
  • Judgment, Accusation (Isa 54:17; Rev 12:10 Satan is the accuser of the brethren, and we ought not to get on his team and join in with him)
  • Complaining, Murmuring (Jude :16; 1 Cor 10:10-11; Num 11:1; Num 14:27-29)
  • Doubt and Unbelief (Heb 3:19; Heb 4:6; Heb 4:11; Num 13:32-14:45)
  • Coarse Joking or Jesting (Eph 5:4, NIV)
  • Vain words (Job 16:3; Eph 5:6; 2 Pet 2:18)
  • Words that tear and break others in pieces (Job 19:2)
  • Ensnared by words (Prov 6:2)
  • Harsh, Grievous words (Prov 15:1)
  • Hasty, Quick-Tempered, Not thinking before speaking (Prov 29:20)
  • Blasphemous words (Acts 13:45; James 2:7; Rev 13:6)

 

KINDS OF WORDS GOD DOES WANT US TO SPEAK

 

  • Words of refreshment (Prov 11:25; 1 Cor 16:18, NIV)
  • Words of healing and strength to the weary (Isa 50:4; Ps 37:30-31; Prov 16:24; Prov 15:4; Prov 12:18; Prov 4:20-24; Prov 13:17; Prov 11:25; Ps 34:12-14; Prov 10:11; Prov 11:30; Prov 16:22-24; James 3:13)
  • Edifying words (1 Cor 14:3; Rom 14:19; Rom 15:2; 2 Cor 13:10; Eph 4:29; 1 Thess 5:11)
  • Encouraging words (Deut 3:8; Acts 15:32; Acts 20:2; Col 3:16; 1 Thess 3:2)
  • Exhortation (1 Cor 14:3; Rom 12:8; Titus 1:9; Heb 3:13; Heb 10:25)
  • Esteeming and Honoring others (Phil 2:3; Rom 12:10; Rom 13:7; 1 Pet 3:7)
  • Words to strengthen (Luke 22:32; Acts 15:32; Deut 3:8; Job 16:5; Ps 119:28)
  • Words seasoned with grace (Eph 4:29; Col 4:6; Ps 45:2; Ecc 10:12)
  • Comfort (1 Cor 14:3; Eph 6:22; 1 Thess 5:11; 1 Thess 5:14; 2 Cor 1:4)
  • Faith-filled words (Mark 11:23; Matt 21:21-22; Rom 10:8; Num 13:30; Matt 9:20-21)
  • Pleasant words (Prov 15:26; Prov 16:24)
  • Nourishment, Positive Affirmation (Prov 10:21; 1 Tim 4:6; Eph 5:25-29; Eph 6:4)
  • Gentle, Soft words (Prov 15:1; Prov 25:15)
  • Words of Wisdom (Ps 37:30; Prov 4:20-22; Prov 15:2; Prov 22:17; Ecc 10:12; Ecc 12:11)
  • Life words (Prov 18:21; Deut 30:19; Ps 34:12-14; Prov 4:20-22; Prov 11:30; Prov 13:3; Prov 15:4; Prov 16:22-23)
  • Truth, Purity, Sincerity, Uprightness (Job 33:3; Ps 12:6; Ps 19:14; Prov 10:20; Prov 15:26; Prov 22:21)
  • Love and Kindness (Eph 4:32; Prov 31:26; 1 Cor 13; 1 Cor 8:1, NIV)
  • Praise of God on our lips (Ps 34:1; Ps 35:28; Ps 63:3-5; Ps 66:17; Ps 119:171; Eph 5:19; Col 3:16)
  • Singing praises (Ps 71:23; Ps 100; Ps 126:2; Isa 51:11; Isa 54:1; Eph 5:19; Col 3:16)
  • Speaking God’s Word (Deut 6:5-9; Deut 11:19-21; Ps 1; Ps 71:24)
  • Spoken Blessing (Num 6:23-27; Gen 12:2-3; Gen 22:17-18; Gen 27; Gen 49:28; Deut 11:26-28)
  • Wise counsel (Prov 11:14; Prov 24:6; Prov 27:9)
  • Light (Ps 119:130; 1 John 2:9-11)
  • Sweetness (Ps 119:103; Song 4:11)
  • Pen of a ready writer (Ps 45:1)
  • Wholesome tongue (Prov 15:2)
  • Tongue of the learned (Isa 50:4)

 

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Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.”

More Aspects About the Anointing

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

Other Aspects About the Anointing

  1. God will exalt you to a place of authority and power.

Micah 4:1 speaks of the literal Mount Zion (Jerusalem) and people from all over the world making pilgrimages there. Zion is also a prophetic phrase representing the Body of Christ.  Mount Zion shall be the most renowned of all the mountains of the world.

Mountains symbolize high places of authority and power (a positive symbolism).  Mountains can also have negative symbolism depending on the Scriptural passage, (meaning problems and obstacles).  But in Micah 4:1, mountains mean being in high places.

God is anointing many in the Body of Christ to begin occupying positions in high places, such as government and the corporate business world.

Occupying high or heavenly places also speaks of authority and power in the Spirit, authority and power in prayer, knowing who you are in Christ and being seated with Him in heavenly places (Eph 2:6).  God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph 1:3).

  1. When the Anointing comes, none will be barren among you.

Song of Solomon 4:2 says, “Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep which have come up from the washing, every one of which bears twins, and none is barren among them.”

In the Bible, teeth have various symbolisms depending on the passage.  One of the symbols of teeth in Jewish culture was that it is figurative of having had consumed an abundance of milk (the calcium in the milk keeping the teeth white and healthy).  The milk represents the Word.  The abundance of milk which keeps the teeth white speaks of no lack in the Spirit.  Abundance, fruitfulness.  The twin teeth speak of bearing double – double blessings, double anointing.

  1. Restoration for you and your loved ones.

God imparts an anointing to believe (and not just believe, but take authority in the Spirit) for the salvation and restoration of your loved ones.

Hosea 14:1-9

1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity;

2 Take words with you, and return to the LORD.  Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.

3 Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride on horses, nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods.’  For in You the fatherless finds mercy.”

4 “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him.”

5 I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon.

6 His branches shall spread; his beauty shall be like an olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.

7 Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall be revived like grain, and grow like a vine.  Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

8 “Ephraim shall say, ‘What have I to do anymore with idols?’  I have heard and observed him.  I am like a green cypress tree; your fruit is found in Me.”

9 Who is wise?  Let him understand these things.  Who is prudent?  Let him know them.  For the ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.

Verses 1 and 2: God is asking His people who have stumbled to turn back to Him and He will restore their lives.

Verse 3: The Assyrian culture and people were related to Babylon.  Babylon is the place of captivity and confusion.  Turning away from God always leads a person to a place of captivity and confusion.

Verse 4: God promises to heal their backsliding, to love them unconditionally, for He is not angry with them.

Verse 5: The dew is a symbol of the Anointing and God’s blessings.  Dew is also a symbol of unlimited supply and prosperity.  Dew waters the earth, removing barrenness (no lack).  It speaks of being satiated.

Psalm 133 says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious ointment (anointing oil) upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s (priestly anointing) beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”

Verse 5: “He shall grow as the lily”, meaning (according to Bible Encyclopedias), rapidly self-propagating, one root often producing 50 bulbs.  Fruitfulness, multiplication.

Verse 5: “Roots of Lebanon” are figurative of the cedars which have roots that go as deep as the height of the tree.  This symbolizes your roots going deep down, so that you are strong and immovable.  Spiritual growth consists mostly in the growth of the roots, which is out of sight.

Verse 6: “His branches shall spread.”  Symbolizes fruitfulness and growth.  Expanding to the right and to the left.

Verse 6: The olive tree is symbolic of the Anointing and being abundantly blessed.  The fragrance of Lebanon symbolizes the fragrance of Christ.  There is a level of anointing when the Shekinah Glory of God fills a room, that often times the room is literally filled with the sweet aroma of the Glory of the Father.

Verse 7: “They that dwell under his shadow shall return”, meaning that those who once dwelled under Israel’s covering, and left it, shall return and be restored to their original dwelling under the covering.

Verse 7: “They shall revive like grain.”  As a kernel goes into the ground and dies, it shall once again spring forth with abundant produce.  A great increase of offspring.

Verse 7: “Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.”  Israel’s fame.  Also, compare Hosea 14:6 “His smell is like Lebanon” to Song 1:3 “His Name is like ointment poured forth.”  This is talking about the anointing.  The wine of Lebanon was most celebrated for its aroma, flavor and medicinal restorative properties.

Verse 8: “Ephraim” (the double-fruitful one who is grateful for God’s goodness) says, “what more do I have to do with idols” (giving up idolatry to serve God wholeheartedly).

Verse 8: “I am like a green cypress tree; your fruit is found in me”.  Being like an evergreen tree.  Your leaves not falling off in winter seasons.

Verse 9: “Prudent” – an anointing for wisdom and understanding.  Possessing both practical wisdom for everyday living, as well as insights into divine truths.  Discerning the difference between what is righteous and what is unrighteous; what is sacred and what is secular.

Ephesians 1:17-18 says, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.”

Acts 6:2-3 refers to the brethren in the early church seeking out from among them seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom they may appoint as deacons.  Stephen was one of the seven men.  Stephen’s opposers were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke (Acts 6:10).

One of the Gifts of the Spirit is the word of wisdom (1 Cor 12:8).

  1. The restoration of all things.

Acts 3:20-21 (ASV) says, “That he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for you, (even) Jesus: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of His holy prophets that have been from of old.”

  1. Obadiah 17 –“But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.”  The day will come when there will be no bondage among His Church.  The Anointing sets captives free, and the Anointing is protection from demonic harassment.
  1. The Anointing gives you energy.

The Anointing takes away tiredness.  It gives you a desire to want to minister to people.  But you have to flow in your own anointing for whatever God has called you to do.  Exhaustion and poor results may result from trying to operate in an anointing that you are not called to do.

Benny Hinn gave the example that he can minister for hours at conferences and crusades and feel energized.  His anointing is the office of the evangelist – to preach and teach before large audiences, lead scores of people to salvation in Christ, and lead the people into intimate worship which invites the Holy Spirit to flow freely.   But when he used to be a pastor, and having to deal with so many needs of the people, and so many complaints of this person and that person, he became drained.  On the other hand, he has staff who are anointed to spend hours on the phone with someone counseling them, and staff who enjoy walking around in the audience ministering to individuals one on one.

  1. The Anointing will shake the nations.

Haggai 2:6-7 – “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.  I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD Almighty.

Haggai 2:8:  There is an Anointing being imparted for financial prosperity.  ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty.

Haggai 2:9:   The Glory (Anointing) of the latter house shall be greater than that of the former.  There is a progression and increase of anointing.  ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”

  1. If the anointing stays locked up on the inside, it will get stale.  It stays fresh when it continually flows out like a river flowing through you.
  1. Isaiah 41:18-20

18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, the myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together,

20 That they may see and know, and consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

This speaks of the Anointing bringing refreshing and removing thirst and dryness.  It symbolizes the Anointing turning our desert into a place of beauty and fruitfulness, of transforming our wilderness into a garden.  We need the Anointing to break off areas of barrenness in our lives.

  1. Ezekiel 47:9 – God will bring life to others through you.

“And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes” (NKJV).

The old song says:

“I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me, it makes the lame to walk and the blind to see.  It opens prison doors and sets the captives free, I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me.  Spring up, oh well, within my soul.  Spring up, oh well, and make me whole.  Spring up, oh well, and give to me that life abundantly.”

  1. Go in Jesus’ Name.
  1. Elisha received the double portion anointing.  Jesus’ anointing was without measure.

Don’t settle for just the double portion.  Go beyond that and believe for an anointing that has no limits as to how much you can have.

  1. Job 29:6 – Rivers of oil belong to you.  The rivers and the oil represent the Holy Spirit and flowing in His Anointing.  Oil especially speaks of healing, joy and prophetic impartation.
  1. Rivers of oil = fire and power of God.  Rivers of water = cleansing, refreshing.
  1. Ps. 109:18 – Oil in his bones.
  1. Butter – Symbolizes the richness of the Word.
  1. Ecclesiastes 9:8 – Never lack the anointing.
  1. Learn to syphen (draw out) the Anointing.

Deut 32 – suck oil.  This syphening of anointing only happens in the high places (high places referring to ascending in high worship, and being in the atmosphere of the Glory).

  1. Difference between the power of God and the Presence of God:

The Presence IS His Glory (Ex 34).

The Power is released when the Glory comes.

The Presence is KNOWN.

The Power is FELT.

  1. The Anointing is released through surrender.  When the Anointing becomes real in worship, you must syphen it.
  1. Deut 32:13 – Syphen the Word (as symbolized by honey).
  1. Isaiah 10:27 – Bondage broken instantly by the Anointing.
  1. 2 Kings 4 – Anointing cancels debt.
  1. Isaiah 21:5-6 – Anointing imparts gift of faith to you.
  1. Anointing brings blessings to your life.
  1. The Anointing can be transmitted to cloths, clothing, water, oil, etc.
  1. Be careful who you allow to lay hands on you and prophecy over you.  A transference takes place.  Something in them gets on you.
  1. Just the Anointing (Power) will make you blow up.  Just the Word will make you dry up.  Both the Spirit and the Word together will make you grow up.
  1. The Anointing makes your five senses more keen and alert.
  1. In the Glory, no demons can harass you in your mind.
  1. You can be healed of clinical depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar and any other mental illness in the Glory.
  1. Any sickness or disease can be healed in the Glory.
  1. This is a time of transition for many people.  You have left where you were, but not quite entered into the next season.  You feel stuck inbetween.  The Glory and Anointing will transition you to your next season.

Weakening the Anointing

  1. Speaking against men and women of God

When Aaron and Miriam spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman he had married, and spoke against his ministry and anointing as prophet, then a judgment from God Himself was placed upon both Aaron and Miriam.  Miriam became leprous for a short time, and learned her lesson.

The judgment on Aaron was delayed for many years because the Anointing (represented by the priestly garments, ephod and turban), protected him from judgment.  But when Moses stripped Aaron of his priestly garments, he was stripped of the Anointing.  Then the judgment was executed and he died.

Speaking against anointed men and women of God may result in the chastening and discipline of the Lord.

Speaking against anointed men and women of God, especially publicly and habitually and discrediting or slandering them, can even cause pre-mature death in some cases – the judgment of God.

  1. Ecclesiastes 10:1 – The Anointing will stink with flies.  Flies represent evil spirits.
  1. Talking about demons too much.  Giving more attention to demons and their activity than to Jesus.
  1. Dark areas in your life in which demons have an entrance to oppress you.  It may be areas of sin – pornography, sexual immorality, lying, stealing, slander, pride, unforgiveness – any kind of sin; thoughts and mindsets (strongholds that exalt themselves above the knowledge of Christ); hatred; strife; jealousy; being involved in witchcraft, horoscopes, etc.  Having unhealed hurts and wounds of the soul makes one more vulnerable to demonic oppression.  The devil takes advantage of people who suffer with chemical imbalances in the brain and those with emotional wounds.
  1. Distractions
  1. People draining you.  You must set boundaries.  You can’t be all things to all people.

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How to Know When the Anointing is Coming

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

How to Know When the Anointing is Coming

  1. “The glory of Lebanon will be given” (Isa 35:2). The atmosphere changes.  The seasons begin to change.  The old season starts to shift into the new season.  The glory of Lebanon is the cedar trees.  Benny Hinn grew up in Jaffa, Israel, close to Tel Aviv and the Lebanese border.  At a certain time of the year, the wind would shift directions, and the sweet-smelling scent of the cedar trees in Lebanon would blow southward and fill the air with the pleasant aroma.  That’s when they knew that the new season was soon approaching.
  1. “The excellency of Carmel and Sharon” (Isa 35:2). Speaks of the Word – fresh food that nourishes, refreshes and rejuvenates.  Also, the harvest being gathered.  Sharon was an extremely fertile plain known for its agriculture.  Carmel is a mountain range and town north of the Plains of Sharon, and the meaning of Carmel is “fruit garden or orchard”.

The flowers of Sharon, and in particular, the Rose of Sharon, were beautiful.  The flowers speak of new life and blossoming out.  God turns our desert and wasteland situations around, and brings fruitfulness.  The flowers speak of joy and singing, and God’s glorious beauty seen in our lives.  Isaiah 35:1-2a says, “The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing.”

Isaiah 61:3 “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.”

  1. Restoration comes suddenly. In some cases, overnight.

Joel 2:22-26

22 Be not afraid … for the open pastures are becoming green.  The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches.

23 Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness.  He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.

24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.

25 I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten- the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm- my great army that I sent among you.

26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.

  1. You shall see the Glory of the Lord (Isa 35:2).
  1. Miracles will begin to happen. “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing” (Isa 35:5-6).
  1. Dragons are driven away from your life. Only a strong River of God (Anointing) can drive the dragons off your grass (your property, your life).  Isaiah 35:7 “And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.”  Dragons symbolize demonic strongholds that are very difficult to get rid of.  Homosexuality is the strongest dragon to cast off, but the River of God (Anointing) is stronger.
  1. Error or sin will be corrected. Isaiah 35:8 “A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.  The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others.  Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray.”

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Seven Results of the Anointing

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

Seven Results of the Anointing

Psalms  89:20-29 (NKJV)

20 I have found My servant David; with My holy oil I have anointed him,

21 With whom My hand shall be established; also My arm shall strengthen him.

22 The enemy shall not outwit him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

23 I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague those who hate him.

24 But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him, and in My name his horn shall be exalted.

25 Also I will set his hand over the sea, and his right hand over the rivers.

26 He shall cry to Me, “You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.”

27 Also I will make him My firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.

28 My mercy I will keep for him forever, and My covenant shall stand firm with him.

29 His seed also I will make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

This passage is talking about King David, but it also prophetically applies to us today because the Lord has anointed His Church with the 3-fold anointing of prophet, priest and king (Joel 2:28-29, 1 Peter 2:9).

Verse 20:  “I have found My servant David; with My holy oil I have anointed him”.

The anointing oil speaks of the Anointing of the Holy Spirit in us and upon us.  There are 7 primary results of the Anointing:

  1. Your life will be stabilized – vs 21a
  1. You will be strengthened – vs 21b  (strengthened in your physical health and in your inner man)
  1. Protection.  The devil cannot touch you – vs 22.
  1. God will fight your enemies – vs 23.
  1. God’s faithfulness and mercy shall never depart from your life – vs 24a.
  1. Your horn (authority) shall be exalted – vs 24b.  Your words shall not fall to the ground.  God will back up what you decree in the heavenly realm.
  1. God will use anointed men and women of God to influence nations – verses 25-29.  In Biblical symbolism, the sea and many waters are symbolic of the masses of peoples and nations (vs 25).

The firstborn (vs 27a) symbolizes possessing certain rights and privileges because of your position in Christ, receiving the inheritance as sons of God, and knowing who you are in Christ and having confidence.

Kings represent authority, power, influence, ruling and reigning with Christ, and God’s Kingdom being spread throughout the entire earth (vs 27b).  This anointing is passed down to your children, and to your descendants (vs 29).

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